Having only started out in 2014, shoe label Malone Souliers has gained a cult following and was a firm favourite at London Fashion Week this season. It’s no surprise that it has this reputation, with each shoe handcrafted in experimental shapes and playful details – heaven for the fashion set.
The label is the brainchild of Mary Alice Malone, the Pennsylvania-born and London College of Fashion-educated designer who honed her craft at renowned ateliers before branching out on her own. The Malone Souliers AW17 collection featured some of the pieces that have become the label’s classics: leather trimmed pointed toe flats in monochrome colours; satin heeled mules; and slippers, this time updated in black, champagne and pale pink velvet – while new, Autumn/Winter styles came in the form of thigh-high tan suede boots and tasselled, lace-up glittery peep toe heels perfect for party season.
Alongside the main collection were two collaborative ones – Natalia Vodanova and Roksanda. The former was young and playful, taking Malone Souliers’ designs and updating them in colourful heart print patterns, while the latter took mules and added large gold buttons, giving them an almost 18th century feel.
Words and images by Angharad Jones